Speed named new Welsh boss

GARY Speed has been unveiled as the new manager of Wales.

The former Leeds midfielder - the most capped outfield Welsh player of all time - quit his role as Sheffield United boss after just four months in charge at Bramall Lane.

First team coach John Calver has been appointed caretaker manager and he will be assisted by Sam Ellis and current club captain Chris Morgan.

In a statement on the club website, Speed, 41, said: “In a way, the Welsh job has come too soon for me because I feel I have unfinished business here.

“This has been the most difficult decision of my life and although I have felt compelled to follow my heart, I wish the supporters and everyone connected with the club every success.”


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United are currently fifth bottom in the Championship, just a point from the relegation zone, after a poor start to the season which has yielded just six wins from 20 games.

According to the Blades’ website, the club and the Welsh FA have come to an agreement on compensation.

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